LIMA, March 6 (Xinhua) -- Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia was accused of allegedly receiving bribes by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, the special prosecutor for the Odebrecht case announced on Monday.
Prosecutor Katherine Ampuero also denounced former minister of transports and communications Enrique Cornejo and former executive director of Lima's Electric Train Authority Oswaldo Plascencia for their crime in the bribery case.
"We have presented a denunciation for crimes against the public administration as we have gathered...sufficient evidence...to open an investigation into these three people," wrote Ampuero in her statement to the judiciary.
Elmer Cuba, Garcia's former deputy minister of communications, has already been arrested for having received 2 million U.S. dollars from Odebrecht in order to grant it the concession to build Lima's Electric Train.
Ampuero added that her office assigned to this case had taken an active role in the investigation, allowing it to gather documents and evidence leading to these charges against Garcia and his collaborators.
These charges are also related to an investigation into the construction of the Electric Train's Line, in which judiciary authorities found irregularities during the tendering process.
According to declarations by Odebrecht senior executives arrested in Brazil, the company paid around 8 million U.S. dollars in bribes during Garcia's government to be granted the right to build the train.
Peru's Public Ministry is also pursuing investigations into whether other ex-presidents had received millions of dollars in bribes from Odebrecht.